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ERIC Number: ED032167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
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The Small High School in Alberta. A Report of an Investigation.
Downey, Lawrence W.
An assessment of the present status of the small high school in Alberta, Canada, a prediction of the probable future of rural high schools of various sizes, and the generation of recommendations for the improvement of the educational opportunities provided by necessarily existent small high schools were the objectives of this investigation. The organization of Alberta high schools and their programs are discussed historically. The present status of the small high school is presented which includes a discussion of the program it offers; the achievement and satisfaction of its students; the qualifications, experience and work load of its teachers; the facilities it is provided with; and the leadership and consultative services it receives. Also, the typical small high school community is described. Recommendations are presented with respect to the following: the necessity and feasibility of maintaining all presently existing small high schools; the strengthening of necessarily existent small high schools; and the implementation of proposed improvements. It is specifically recommended that multi-campus high schools be established where they are geographically feasible throughout the province, and that ways and means of capitalizing upon the strengths of smallness and overcoming the weakness of smallness be considered. (SW)
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Authoring Institution: Alberta School Trustees' Association, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Alberta; Canada